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The 7 Principles of Not-So-Public Life : the insider secrets of school business management.

Many years ago, back in the days when the government supported my profession by adequately funding it (I’m not bitter), I was taking the Certificate of School Business Management, or it might have been the Diploma, I forget – the memories are hazy and the vodka in the National College bar was plentiful. 2,126 more words

Education

Poems for Purdah: Paul Summers

the sleeper wakes

it is almost
inaudible

drown out
by the drone

of our shopping
channel juicers

the bleat of our trauma
our narcissist blurt… 257 more words

General Election 2017

With a snap election it’s time for charities to put up, not shut up

The prime minister surprised many in calling for a general election on 8th June. As a former civil servant, I know that all government departments are now in “lockdown” or election “ 505 more words

Charity

CONFIRMED: Could the election scupper plans to consult letting agents on the fee ban?

UPDATE: DCLG has now confirmed that the consultation workshops scheduled between 28 April and 11 May have been cancelled. 

Theresa May has called a snap general election, and assuming that she manages to command the 2/3rd majority she needs to circumvent the Fixed-Term Parliament Act, Parliament will shortly be dissolved ahead of a short campaign. 220 more words

Blog

PACAC’s report on the EU referendum opens important questions that deserve further attention

Yesterday, the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report (summarised here) on Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum. Media headlines have focused on the committee’s concerns about possible interference during the referendum campaign by cyber hackers but, as… 1,128 more words

Elections And Referendums

How can referendums in the UK be improved? Lessons learned from the EU referendum

Today, the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report on Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum. The report touches on a variety of areas in relation to the conduct of referendums, including the role of referendums, the role of the civil service during referendum campaigns and cyber security. 1,207 more words

Elections And Referendums